Artist of the Day / Amanda Christabel Johnson / Delray Beach, Florida

 Amanda was my first Artist of the Day when I began this blog, and no one was reading it yet.  Her work resonates with me so much that I have decided to post it again, and more completely.  These are essentially all self portraits.

“These drawings are from diary, which portray key moments of awareness and revelation in my journey.

As an artist, my subject matter is primarily women: powerful demigods, femme fatale, and mythological figures. Influenced by the Greek mythology, The Iliad and the Odyssey and my own self-reflection, my women transcend time. These heroic women portray moments of divine intervention, decision-making, and the process of my own personal life.”

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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3 Responses to Artist of the Day / Amanda Christabel Johnson / Delray Beach, Florida

  1. Just bought Love In Her Eyes (the middle of the top row with the blue striped nose) as a magnet.

  2. barbaraelka says:

    I like her femme fatale and mythological approach

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